Star Wars: Knit the Galaxy Weekend Feb. 26-28

Star Wars: Knit the Galaxy Weekend

Author Tanis Gray will teach Feb. 26-28; Whimsical Wood Yarn Trunk Show

Williamsburg, VA, Dec. 8, 2020 – The Flying Needles has teamed up with author & pattern designer Tanis Gray for a “Star Wars: Knit the Galaxy” event Feb. 26-28.

This weekend of fun and fiber features Tanis with four classes and a fireside chat. We also will host a Whimsical Wood Yarn Trunk Show, which will arrive at the shop at 12 pm Friday, Feb. 26.

Tanis, whose last book was the first knitting book to breach the best seller book list, will be teaching four virtual classes via Zoom, three of which are projects from her “Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy” book releasing Jan. 26. The fourth class is a never-before-seen colorwork cowl called “This Is the Way,” a tip-of-the-hat to the very popular Disney series, The Mandalorian.

Registration is open for all four classes and the Fireside Chat with Tanis.

There is homework for all four classes, which must be completed prior to attending all classes.

The book must be purchased for your patterns. The Flying Needles has books for sale in limited quantities. The pattern for the This Is the Way cowl is included in the price of the class.

Please note: ALL FOUR CLASSES ARE VIRTUAL AND WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Should you have concerns with this format, we are happy to host a test Zoom call to help you become familiar with the Zoom platform. Please let us know if this is something you need or want.

Seating is limited so register early! Call The Flying Needles with questions: (757) 345-3655. Registrations are being handled through our website HERE.

Cancellations: All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Customer loyalty points cannot be accrued or used for The Flying Needles’ special events.

Register for Star Wars: Knit the Galaxy Weekend here -

Itinerary, Friday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, Feb. 28

Friday, Feb. 26: 7-8:30 pm Virtual Fireside Chat with Tanis
Saturday, Feb. 27: 10 am-12 pm, Colorwork 101 – TIE Fighter Hat & Fingerless Mitts
Saturday, Feb. 27: 1-4 pm, Exclusive Fair Isle Cowl, This Is The Way
Sunday, Feb. 28: 10 am-12 pm, Porg!
Sunday, Feb. 28: 1-4 pm, Colorwork 201 – Wookie Socks


Homework and class material requirements will be sent after you register and again one month prior to the event.



TIE Fighter Hat & Fingerless Mitts Mosaic Knitting (2 hours) – $50
Exclusive Fair Isle This Is the Way Cowl (3 hours) – $75
Porg Workshop (2 hours) – $50
Wookie Socks (3 hours) – $75
The Making of Star Wars Fireside Chat (1 hour) – $20
Knitting the Galaxy: The Official Star Wars Knitting Book – $30.99


Attend all classes, Fireside Chat, receive the book & all yarns for all of the classes
* When choosing the  VIP ALL ACCESS MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU PASS, please add in a note on your order your kit preferences for the This Is the Way Cowl, Colorwork 201 – Wookie Socks and the Colorwork 101 – TIE Fighter Hat & Fingerless Mitts.

HYPERSPACE PASS – Attend all classes & Fireside Chat – $250 (Book is NOT included)


Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. This Is the Way Cowl kits
(for Fair Isle 101 class) must be placed by Jan. 31 – $81.00
3 skeins of Two Sparrows yarn, 5 kits available
Kit 1, Grogu
Kit 2, Mace Windu
Kit 3, Yoda
Kit 4, Jump to Lightspeed
Kit 5, The Mandalorian

Porg Yarn Kits – $30
1 skein each of Plymouth Yarn Galway in Reese Cup #0759 (Color A), Bleach #0008 (Color B), Clementine Orange #0091 (Color C)

Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. Wookie Sock Yarn Kits – $58
Kit 1 – Don’t Make the Wookie Mad (brown and tan)
Kit 2 – Dark Wookie (black and cream)
Kit 3 – The Elder Wookie (dark gray and silver)

Slip Stitch Colorwork 101 Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. TIE Fighter Yarn Kits – $58
This kit has enough yardage to make both the Hat & Fingerless mitts.
Kit 1 – TIE Interceptor, (dark gray and light blue)
Kit 2 – TIE Bomber, (black and light blue)
Kit 3 – The OG TIE Fighter, (black and silver)